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Hankook Tire appoints new Chief Executive, Senior Officers


Hankook Tire announced new executive appointments as part of its strategy to enhance its global competitiveness. The changes will take effect on January 1, 2018.

Hankook Tire appointed Soo Il Lee as new President and CEO. He takes over from Suh Seung-Hwa, who will retire and serve in an advisory role.

Hankook Tire appointed Soo Il Lee as President & CEO of Hankook Tire, effective January 1, 2018. (PRNewsfoto/Hankook Tire)

Hankook Tire appointed Soo Il Lee as President & CEO of Hankook Tire, effective January 1, 2018.

Lee will oversee Hankook Tire’s management, using experience gained by serving as COO of Hankook Tire’s America & China Headquarters, and as Chief Marketing & Corporate Management Officer. With Lee’s global expertise, Hankook Tire will continue the 29 years of professional management system that started from 1988 and focus on accelerating growth as a global top-tier company.

Along with President Lee, one Executive Vice President, five Senior Vice Presidents and seventeen Vice Presidents were also appointed. Hankook Tire has restructured its organization to respond to the global market and customers with more agility.

President & CEO
Soo Il Lee, Hankook Tire Separate Representative

Executive Vice President
Dong Whan Moon, COO of Production Division

Senior Vice President
Sung Ho Chung, Plant Managing Director of Chongqing Plant, China Headquarters
Seung Bin Lim, Division Director of Marketing Division
Sang Hoon Lee, Department Director of Sales and Strategy, China Headquarters

Vice President
Yong Sub Chung, Managing Director of Australia, ASIA Region
Eui Don Suh, Plant Managing Director of Jiaxing Plant, China Headquarters
Man Joo Kim, Department Director of Distribution, ASIA Region
Hyang Bong Kim, Team Manager of Jiangsu Plant, China Headquarters
Byung Hee Kim, America Headquarters Corporate Management Team Manager

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